Questions tagged [batch-processing]

Questions about batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It can save time for designers who need to apply the same process to a large number of files. Ask anything about batch processing files with graphic design software.

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Export Photoshop layers in subfolder to individual files?

My question is an extension from this question ( Batch export Photoshop layers to individual PNG files ), but for some reason, I can't seem to contact any of the posters from that thread. Basically, ...
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Large batch logos and text over template

I'm trying to create materials to encourage the use of a service my company provides in order to register to vote. The way we are doing it now, is getting a county to sign up and then I create a ...
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Batch resize images with different background colors

My goal is to achieve the following: Batch resize images with different background colors I already use Photoshop to batch process and center (horizontal and vertical align) 2000 different images ...
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Multiple save batch automation

I would like to know how to create multiple sizes of the same file and save them with a different Document names using Photoshop CC's Batch Automation Command. Any help would be appreciated.
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Batching in Photoshop

I have a few hundred images I need to batch process. Basically I need to apply a set of images to a single PSD using the Apply Image function, save as a new jpg with file numbering if possible, then ...
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Quick Numerical PNG Save

I work with PNG frames when I make videos. So whenever I do it I usually save with .PSD, but the files got too big and I decided to switch to saving with .PNG I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Automation for Batch-Converting Images for Ecomm - must have square canvas - Ug

First time here and hope this is a good place to ask. Looking for a quick way/automation to convert multiple print quality images (30-70MB) to 1000x1000 pixels at 300 dpi and under 3 MB for use in web ...
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Photoshop: How to make batch automation save multiple images?

I have an action in Photoshop that applies some filters and saves the image, then applies some more filters and saves it again, and so on. But when I try to use this action in a batch automation and ...
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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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Illustrator error on switching variables data sets

My company sends PDF reports to clients from data we export from another program. I made a very simple batch export process in Adobe Illustrator by simply assigning variables to our PDF, exporting ...
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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How to Batch Resize .svg images on a mac?

I have a batch of 14,000 images which are all different formats (.jpg, .png, and .svg), and I'd like to make the height on all of them 550px max while maintaining aspect ratio. I'm stuck on how to ...
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How to transfer sliced part to different layer or save sliced images with it's parent size?

I want to make a puzzle game in which there are 9 pieces and what I want to achieve is slicing a simple image into 9 parts ( it can of different sizes ) in Photoshop or any Adobe tool and then ...
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import CSV content to InDesign document with script

I have a Daily Planner (400+ pages) created in InDesign. Each daily page has date. The 365 daily pages start from page 17 to 382 in my InDesign document. I figured it would be better to add weekday to ...
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Merge a folder of images that don't have overlapping elements but do align at edges

In essence, I'm wondering if there's a solution on the Mac to solve a jigsaw for me. I have several folders of images scraped from a slippy-tile map and want to merge them together into a single image....
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an imported image or Excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but I need these to automatically adopt the ...
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How to remove white background from multiple images?

So I received approximately 70 or so images from a customer and apparently they were all scanned. They are 4x6 prints but each one has a white background the size of a paper. How can I get rid of them ...
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How to batch add whitespace to rectangular images so they all will be square?

I have a lot of various sized rectangular images. I would like to keep them centered, do not change their size and only add white space, so every image would be square. After that, I want to convert ...
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Batch for pasting each image into a fixed one with action

Having a large number of .png images in a folder, is it possible to do the following, automated fashion: For each image in the folder, paste in on top of a second (fixed) image. Apply an action to the ...
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Combining batch actions with manual actions in Adobe Photoshop [duplicate]

I need some help. In the past few weeks I have found a large portion of archived ww2 documents. Now I'm trying to make proper PDF's out of these files but there is one issue. The archiver who ...
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How do you batch export in Photoshop using “Save As” commands and still have unique names?

I have a very long action that generates over 100 PNG images using frequent "Save As" commands. I use Automate > Batch to perform the action, and have chosen "Document Name" + "3 Digit Serial Number" +...
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Sketch - How to batch point symbol instances referencing symbols inside a document to an external library file

I'm excited about the new library symbols functionality in Sketch. However, the transition seems it is going to be onerous from the old way with the ~50 symbols I currently have been keeping inside a ...
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How to save out multiple layered PSD language versions?

I have 14 display ad PSD files. Each file has approximately 15 design solutions (layers), divided into 3 style types. Each of these layers needs to be saved out 5 times for different language versions....
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Batch replace placeholder image with a perspective warp?

My goal is to be able to batch create a highly scaleable number of "product impression/example" images. What I have is a Photoshop document, which will serve as a template, with 3 layers (ordered ...
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batch square with white frames in Photoshop

I want to batch resize around 1000 images of different sizes (below and above 740px) and resolutions(DPI/PPI). I want to keep the native DPI/PPI but I want to resize them to 740pxx740px with white ...
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Is it possible to batch remove specific layers with Photoshop Actions?

To start with, I have a project where I create a poster each day, and I'm in the process of getting them ready to be sold as prints. Each of the posters that I make for this project has an overlay ...
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Does Photoshop 2018 allow recordings of “Save for Web” action for batch processing?

I have made several attempts at recording the Export > Save for Web (Legacy) script where I select the File Size Optimization to reduce the file size of several .jpg images. However, when I run the ...
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How to batch convert multiple Inkscape SVG to plain svg and converts all objects/layers to paths?

I'm making some illustrations for a dissertation in Inkscape and I like this software. However, when inserting those illustrations to Word files, there appear some weird artifacts like: disappeared ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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How to Batch Export All Directory Contents to PNG-8, Overwriting Existing Files?

Based on some preliminary manual testing, I've found that exporting as png-8 as one might expect provides significant file size reduction. One of my test images went from 58.8 kb to 10.7 kb. With a ...
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How to trace multiple images at once, like batch processing

I'm a student, and I'm trying to go (kinda) paperless. I write stuff on my whiteboard, or a notebook then I scan it with my phone, and bring it into my windows laptop. My plan is to vectorize the ...
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How to import a folder full of pictures, one per page, alphabetically in InDesign

I'm trying to import a folder full of pictures (bar codes), one per page in alphabetical order into InDesign. I've found the following link which shows how to create a script that will turn the ...
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How to batch resize canvas of multiple files placing the original pictures in the centers?

I have got some hundreds of pictures of different shapes. For example one is 600x600, another is 307x600, the third is 600x400, the fourth is 500x300. What I need to turn them all into 600x600 (or ...
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How do I automate batch processing of product photography to get a perfect white background?

I am taking very large volume of product photography. I am using a photography tent and shooting on a white background but I need the finished images to be of the image on a perfectly white background....
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Photoshop batch save, two files from one source, specific data & naming

I've searched existing questions for this, but I'm not finding a way to do this one specific task. I work from 24mp photographs, fixing up across several apps but always ending in Photoshop. I have ...
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How can I merge and adjust opacity in batches?

In making stop-motion animation, I create large quantities of photos. Starting at the beginning. I used to go from picture to picture editing the entire video. Some scenes I can batch edit. With ...
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

I am working on a project where i need to draw several trees and plethora of leaves of multiple colors. As it is a time consuming approach so i set an action where the action is set to change stroke ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

I have a thousand of pictures of the same fixed scene, but for an unknown reason some of them are vertical, not horizontal. So I would like to batch process all the images and rotate them 90° if the ...
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How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?

I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame as ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Inkscape bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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Reduce CMYK colors within range in Photoshop (how do I do it?)

I'm working on a large set of graphics I need to have printed as flashcards - but I'm being told I have to ensure each graphic's total CMYK value is under 200. Manually fixing every color in every ...
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Ways to remove/select scanning artifacts from document [duplicate]

I often receive scanned documents that has dots and grains in them. I often use the paintbrush in gimp to manually remove them, but it occurs to me that all the dots share so many similarities that a ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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Batch processing in Photoshop executed in a strange order (not alpha-numeric)

I have a bunch of files named "lorem1@2x.png, lorem2@2x.png, lorem3@2x.png... ...lorem11@2x.png" When I try to batch process them, they start at the 10th file, then goes on to the 11th, looping ...
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How do I batch import multiple images as individual layers in Krita?

I have already tried importing multiple images with File -> Import Animation Frames. I tried importing a single GIF image and it didn't extract the layers so I did it manually myself, then I went back ...
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batch composite multiple layers from files in Photoshop

I have files which are named Cube_BACK_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_BACK_#_Specular.exr Cube_BACK_#_GI.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Specular.exr Cube_FRONT_#_GI.exr and the same thing for ...
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Is there a command-line program that can convert an image to an ASCII art image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...
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Batch Resize in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have about 600 images i need to resize. They are currently all different sizes and i need them to end up 2000x2000 pixels. I tried creating an action to resize them all, but i'm noticing they come ...
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InDesign: how to remove everything between square brackets

I have a script to find all textframes in a document, and do a regular expression to remove (if contains) all text inside square brackets. For example the text frame might contain: "Lorem ipsum ...

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